Chanukah Intention

Chanukah begins tonight. As many of you know, I've been doing a little women's Breslov studying. I learned this morning that one should stay near the Chanukah lights after lighting them, and by doing so, one inherently reconnects or wakes up to being closer to G-d. Who knew Chanukah lights were like the Shofar! A wake up. A call back/an invite to return.

This Chanukah, my intention is to turn inward, to access this auspicious time near the lights to soak in the Divine presence, and then use that energy for love, joy, and supporting/encouraging others.

"It is easy to criticize others and make them feel unwanted. Anyone can do it. What takes real effort is picking people up and making them feel good." -Rebbe Nachman of Breslov